Saturday, November 24, 2018

Stitch Swatch Sampler Swatch 8: Checkerboard Stitch


Checkerboard Stitch
Ch 14 (multiple of 4, plus 2 turning chains)

Row 1:  Sc in 3rd ch from hook and in each st across.  12 sts.  Turn.
Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts.  *Sc in next 2 sts, dc in next 2 sts.  Rep from * across row.

Rep Row 2 nine times more, until you have 10 rows total. 

Last row:  Ch 1, sc in each st across row.  Break off.

Checkerboard Stitch Pro Tips:
  • ·         As for single crochet, work the last stitch into the turning chain instead of the last stitch; this will give a more straight, even edge.  In general, use single crochet pro tips.
  • ·         Note that normally you will be working a sc into a dc or a dc into a sc when working this stitch pattern.
  • ·         If you have trouble getting the correct gauge on this stitch pattern, use whatever hook size will give you the stitch gauge (12 sts=4”).  Adjust the row gauge by working more or less rows (making sure your first and last rows are in plain sc).  If it helps, you could work two sc rows at each end instead of one…whatever works.

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